Glow offer numerous diagnostic tools to complete your health picture and course of treatment. Please note there is no Medicare rebate available for these tests.
Prices are approximate and include a one hour consultation once the report is back to go over findings and recommendations.
A state of the art scientific tool to determine very important markers of disease and ageing. Muscle mass including its size and quality, fat mass, hydration status, fluid inside and outside your cells, energy within cells and biological age are established and can be monitored.
This test is included as part of the consultation price.
STRESS AND HORMONE TESTING
Salivary Hormonal Testing
Provides us with valuable information on your hormonal status. Hormonal changes can have a dramatic impact on physical and emotional health. Results obtained from this test make it possible to individualise treatment in order to establish optimal hormonal balance. Hormones that may be tested include:
- Cortisol and DHEA for stress levels.
- Melatonin – sleep hormone
Some of the hormone test combinations and approximate cost for the tests include: (price includes a 1 hour consultation when the report is back)
|Adrenocortex Stress Profile – Basic||DHEAs (6-8am), Cortisol (6-8am, noon, 4pm, 8pm)||$215.00|
|Adrenocortex Stress Profile – Extensive||DHEAs (6-8am), Cortisol (6-8am, noon, 4pm, 8pm), |
Secretory IgA (sIgA)
|Cortisol Profile||Cortisol (6-8am, noon, 4pm, 8pm)||$115.00|
|Female Cycle (28 Day) Hormone Profile||11x E2; 11x Progesterone day 3, 5, 8, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 23, 28; Testo. day 11||$355.00|
|Female Hormone Profile – Basic||DHEAs, E1, E2, E3, Progesterone, Testosterone, ratios||$246.00|
|Female Hormone Profile – Extensive||DHEAs, E1, E2, E3, Progesterone, Testosterone, |
|Male Hormone Profile – Basic||DHEAs, E1, E2, Testosterone||$204.00|
|Male Hormone Profile – Extensive||DHEAs, E1, E2, Testosterone, DHT, Androstenedione, ratios||$236.00|
|Sleep Profile||Cortisol (12-2am), Melatonin (12-2am)||$173.00|
|Adrenocortex Stress & Female Basic||DHEAs (6-8am), Cortisol (6-8am, noon, 4pm, 8pm); E1, E2, E3, Progesterone, Testosterone, ratios||$320.00|
|Adrenocortex Stress & Male Basic||DHEAs (6-8am), Cortisol (6-8am, noon, 4pm, 8pm); E1, E2, Testosterone||$278.00|
Advanced Dried Urine Hormone Profile Approx $475
The advanced dried urine test for hormones is your ideal test for complex hormonal issues. This comprehensive assessment is unique for what it can reveal from such a simple collection.
This test will measure and identify: Estrogens (x13), Progestagens (x7), Androgens (x6), Glucocorticoids (x4), free Cortisol (x4), free Cortisone (x4), and Melatonin (x4). The advanced hormone profile is collected off four separate dried urine samples at key time points throughout the same day: 1st morning, 2nd morning, early evening, and bedtime. Urine is collected on filter paper strips either by dipping it in urine collected in a cup, or by urinating directly on the strip.
This test is ideal for a comprehensive overview of your hormonal status or trying to find the underlying cause of a real complex hormone related issue. Reporting provides detailed explanation and comments based on the test results as well as a symptomatology chart indicated by the patient and how these symptoms reflect the test results.
Common conditions include:
- Poor concentration, ‘brain fog’
- Energy levels
- Fatigue, lethargy
- Salt cravings
- Mild depression
- Sexual dysfunction
- Irregular sleeping patterns
- Thyroid dysfunction
- Blood Pressure
- Impaired Immune System
- Hot flushes
- Irregular menstruation
- Mood changes
- Brain fog
- Vaginal dryness
- Bone loss
- Dry skin
SIBO – Breath Test $295
This simple, non–invasive, gastrointestinal test detects bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine, often referred to as SIBO. Small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is a common gastrointestinal disorder that often underlies chronic gastrointestinal symptoms of maldigestion and malabsorption, including bloating, gas, diarrhea, irregularity, and abdominal pain.
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Unexplained abdominal symptoms
- Gas and bloating
- The inability to tolerate sweet or starchy foods, fibre, or friendly flora supplements
Full Thyroid Profile $255
Ever been frustrated by being told your thyroid is normal yet you have every symptom of a sluggish thyroid such as slow metabolism, fatigue, low libido, feeling the cold. Doctors often only check one element called TSH and only if this is out of the range will they check T4, T3 and thyroid antibodies.
However our test is a EXTENSIVE thyroid test reporting on:
- Free T4
- Free T3
- Reverse T3
- FT3:RT3 Ratio
- Thyroid Peroxidase (TPO) antibodies
- Anti-Thyroglobulin (ATG) antibodies
- TSH Receptor antibodies
Thyroid abnormalities have become a quiet epidemic worldwide. The thyroid has just one job, however, it is one of the most important jobs for the body to function properly. The thyroid makes hormones that regulate the energy level, growth, and reproduction of every cell of your body. That means your brain, heart, lungs, liver, skin, tissues and other body parts depend on your thyroid to stay “powered up” and active, and to remain healthy by generating new cells to replace old ones.
The thyroid profile extensive is a hormone test designed to provide a comprehensive analysis of thyroid hormone metabolism. It includes central thyroid gland regulation and activity, thyroid production and secretion, peripheral thyroid conversion, and thyroid autoimmunity. The Extensive thyroid panel allows the practitioner to pinpoint common imbalances that may be causing chronic illnesses. The comprehensive panel measures levels of TSH, free T4, free T3, reverse T3, anti-TG antibodies, and anti-TPO antibodies to assess central and peripheral thyroid function, as well as thyroid auto-immunity.
Food Intolerance Tests
We can provide you with a referral to either Clinical Labs or Nutripath to have food intolerance tests. Costs vary as to whether you want 40 foods tested or 200 foods tested. You can also select General Western foods, Asian food panel, Super Foods panel or Vegetarian to target the foods you mainly eat.
We prefer to use both IgA and IgG testing showing immediate and delayed reactions to food. This is more expensive than IgA or IgG on its own but more insightful. We feel the extra $100 for both is warranted.
Food Sensitivity Symptoms Conditions That Can Be Affected by Food Sensitivities:
|Breathing difficulties||Constipation and diarrhoea||Depression|
|Dizziness||Fatigue & lethargy||Fluid retention|
|Irritable Bowel Syndrome||Fibromyalgia||Epilepsy|
|Eczema||Chronic Fatigue Syndrome||Asthma|
|Autism||Crohn’s Disease||Coeliac’s Disease|
Approximate Costs for Testing: (includes 1 hour consultation to review results)
|96 Foods – General Western both IgG and IgA||$465|
|96 Asian Combination both IgG and IgA||$465|
|96 Vegetarian Combination both IgG and IgA||$465|
|144 Foods – Super Foods both IgG and IgA||$600|
|208 Foods Complete Food Panel IgG and IgA||$760|
My Comprehensive DNA Wellness Profile $275
(includes 1 hour consultation once report is back)
Profile of genes known for Fat Burning & Weight, Power VS Endurance, Appetite & Cravings and Stamina for improvement of overall health and wellness through positive lifestyle changes. Personalised diet and exercise plan provided.
This test takes a sample via a buccal swab (inside your cheek swab).
How can the ‘ My Comprehensive Wellness Profile’ assist you?
Nutrigenomic testing is an evaluation of different genetic markers to generate a comprehensive report of findings along with a set of recommendations to help achieve health and wellness. This report can assist you in understanding how genes can influence:
- -Your body size and weight.
- -Your ability to lose weight.
- -Your appetite and eating behaviours.
- -How your body stores and processes dietary fats.
- -Your risk of having an abnormal cholesterol profile.
- -Your vitamin, mineral, and other nutrient needs.
- -Your sensitivity to specific tastes, foods and drinks.
- -Your power, endurance, recovery and injury risk when you exercise.